Saturday, August 17, 2019Quilt Gardens Ride


Enjoy a day of riding in Elkhart County, venturing the scenic countryside and touring the quilt gardens throughout our communities.

Ride For A ReasonFeatured Routes


Connecting Communities

Quilt Gardens Ride 50 Mile Route
This year’s fifty mile route follows the evolving trail network comprised of the Maplehart, the Pumpkinvine, and the Quaker Trace Trail (under development). When the Quaker Trace Trail is completed, it will form a beautiful circular route with these other trails.

Jim Brotherson Memorial

Quilt Gardens Ride 70 Mile Route
This year’s seventy mile route is dedicated to the memory of Jim Brotherson, a tireless advocate for cycling in our community whose hard work and determination were indispensable in the development of multi-use trails in Elkhart and LaGrange Counties.
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The Quilt Gardens Bike Ride benefits Cancer Resources of Elkhart County. Ride with us to advocate healthy and safe cycling throughout our beautiful county.

Approved Bicycle Helmets are required to participate.
Riders 16 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Ride Your WayChoose Your Route


9 Mile Middlebury Route

Great for families with small children.
Enjoy the quiet and comfort of cycling with your children and friends along the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail from Krider Gardens to Essenhaus to CR 43 and back.
Start Time: 7 - 10AM
Start Location: Krider Gardens, Middlebury
Register Individual9 Mile Ride Register Family9 Mile Ride

30 Mile Route

Elkhart to Goshen
Relaxing scenic ride by the famous Quilt Gardens Traveling from Elkhart to Goshen along the Green Way and Maplehart paths.
Start Time: 7 - 10AM
Start Locations:
First Presbyterian Church, Elkhart
Abshire Park, Goshen
Register Individual30 Mile Ride Register Family30 Mile Ride

30 Mile Route

Goshen to Middlebury
Ride to and from the Quilt Gardens venturing from Goshen to Middlebury twisting along the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail.
Start Time: 7 - 10AM
Start Locations:
Abshire Park, Goshen
Krider Gardens, Middlebury
Register Individual30 Mile Ride Register Family30 Mile Ride

Half Century Route

Ride the Quaker Trace
You and the road on this peaceful, beautiful route by the quilt gardens in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, and Bristol.
Start Time: 7 - 10AM
Start Locations:
First Presbyterian Church, Elkhart
Abshire Park, Goshen
Krider Gardens, Middlebury
Register Individual50 Mile Ride Register Family50 Mile Ride

70 Mile Route

Jim Brotherson Memorial Ride
Riding in memory of Jim Brotherson.
Start Time: 7 - 8AM
Start Location:
First Presbyterian Church, Elkhart
Register Individual70 Mile Ride Register Family70 Mile Ride

Century Route

Maximum Quilt Garden Exposure
Start Time: 7 - 8AM
Start Location: First Presbyterian Church, Elkhart
Register Individual100 Mile Ride Register Family100 Mile Ride

2019 Quilt Gardens Ride T-Shirt

Show your support for Bike Elkhart by purchasing your shirt with your registration for this year's ride.
Online ordering unavailable after July 31. Available for purchase at your 2019 Quilt Gardens Ride starting location.
2019 Quilt Gardens Ride T-Shirt

Past Quilt Gardens Ride T-Shirts

We've brought back t-shirts from past rides - available for only $5! Purchase with your registration and pickup at your 2019 QGR starting location.
Past Quilt Gardens Ride T-Shirt

Take A MomentSAG Stops


Take a break from riding at the following locations along your route.

Elkhart

First Presbyterian Church
Open 7AM to 5PM
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SAG Sponsor

Goshen

Abshire Park
Open 7AM to 3PM
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Middlebury

Krider Gardens
Open 7AM to 3PM
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Bristol

Open 7AM to 3PM
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Nappanee

Open 8AM to Noon
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Wakarusa

Open 8AM to Noon
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Begin Your RideStarting Locations


The Quilt Gardens Ride has many optional starting points for riders. Depending on your selected route, you may have 1 to 3 options to start your ride.

Elkhart

First Presbyterian Church
  • 30 Mile Elkhart to Goshen (Option)
  • 50 Mile Route (Option)
  • 70 Mile Route (Option)
  • 100 Mile Route

Goshen

Abshire Park
  • 30 Mile Elkhart to Goshen (Option)
  • 30 Mile Goshen to Middlebury (Option)
  • 50 Mile Route (Option)
  • 70 Mile Route (Option)

Middlebury

Krider Gardens
  • 8 Mile Middlebury Route
  • 30 Mile Goshen to Middlebury (Option)
  • 50 Mile Route (Option)
  • 70 Mile Route (Option)

Event Sponsors

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Red Bloom Level

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Green Bloom Level

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Blue Bloom Level

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White Bloom Level

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Community Partners

Local Bike Shops

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Elkhart Bicycle

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Spin Zone

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Pumpkinvine Cyclery

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Lincoln Avenue Cycling

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Albrights

SAG Supporters

Electric Brew

Dainty Maid Bakery

The Nut Shoppe

The Energy Well

The Blueberry Ranch

Hacienda

Angela's House Of Pancakes

Culver Duck

The Village Inn

Old Hoosier Meats

Forks County Line Store

Callahan's

Perkins

Harding's

Honey's Frozen Custard

Culver Duck

Stacks Pancake House

McAlisters